This week, WGLT is running a four-part special series about the teacher shortage facing Illinois schools.
- Part 1, entitled “Skipping School: Why Teachers Quit, And How To Stop It”, features UFEA President Lindsey Dickinson and IEA UniServ Director Ben Matthews, as well as former UFEA member Derek Sieg.
- Part 2, entitled “Teachers Making Ends Meet”, adds new UFEA member Brandan Oates’ voice to the story.
- Part 3, entitled “How The Role Of A Teacher Has Changed”, includes input and insight from UFEA building rep (NCHS) and New Member Chair Claire Rybarczyk and UFEA Vice President Julie Hagler.
- Part 4, entitled “Changing Children Or Changing Culture?”, adds the voice of former UFEA President and current building rep (West) Karl Goeke to the story.
You can read and listen online, and also tune in to Sound Ideas on 89.1 FM at noon and 6pm.